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Bates: "I'll always be a Hampshire lad at heart"

Daily Echo: MICHAEL BATES

7:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

MICHAEL Bates is determined to bounce back from his Hampshire heartbreak.

Hants make double swoop

Daily Echo: Yasir Arafat has signed to play for the Sussex Sharks in the NatWest T20 Blast

5:17pm Monday 29th September 2014

Hampshire have signed two seamers as overseas players for next season – Australia’s Jackson Bird and former Sussex star Yasir Arafat.

Balcombe signs for Surrey

Daily Echo: DAVID BALCOMBE (Neil Marshall)

12:31pm Monday 29th September 2014

David Balcombe has signed a two-year deal with former county Surrey.

Hants coach targeting two new seam bowlers

Daily Echo:

6:00am Monday 29th September 2014

Hampshire coach Dale Benkenstein believes two more seam bowlers are needed for the return to the LV County Championship’s first division.

Will Smith voted Player of the Year

Daily Echo: Will Smith

5:48pm Sunday 28th September 2014

WILL Smith was named Hampshire’s Players’ Player of the Year at the county’s end-of-season do.

Hants release Michael Bates

Daily Echo: MICHAEL BATES

8:00am Friday 26th September 2014

MICHAEL Bates is looking for a new county after being told there is no future for him at Hampshire.

Tommo: Promotion is the pinnacle of my career

Daily Echo:

5:00am Friday 26th September 2014

It was fitting that James Tomlinson should bowl Hampshire to LV County Championship promotion.

Adams feared the worst after opening day collapse

Daily Echo: Jimmy Adams

6:00am Friday 26th September 2014

Jimmy Adams admitted he feared the worst when Hampshire were reduced to 53-5 after winning the toss on the opening day in Cardiff.

Hants promoted as champions

Daily Echo:

11:45am Thursday 25th September 2014

Hampshire have been promoted as champions of the LV County Championship's second division after James Tomlinson took 6-48 against Glamorgan at the Swalec Stadium.

Wood gears up for final title push

Daily Echo:

8:02pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

Hampshire’s four-wicket bowling hero Chris Wood says he’s ’very excited’ at the prospect of helping the county win the Division 2 title.

Hampshire have the Division 2 title in their sights

Daily Echo:

7:47pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

Hampshire are homing in on the LV County Championship Division 2 title.

Vince included in England Performance Programme

Daily Echo: James Vince

1:12pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

Hampshire star James Vince has been included in a 19-man England Performance Programme squad that will be training in Sri Lanka this winter.

Next four days will define Hants' season

Daily Echo:

7:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

HAMPSHIRE coach Dale Benkenstein admits the next four days will define the county’s season.

Vince saves best until last

Daily Echo: James Vince

7:47pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

James Vince reckoned his innings changing century against Glamorgan at Cardiff today was his best knock of the season.

Vince and Ervine keep promotion dream alive

Daily Echo: JAMES VINCE (LMI Photography)

7:36pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

James Vince and Sean Ervine hit hundreds as Hampshire staged a dramatic first day rescue act to salvage their LV County Championship, Division 2 promotion dreams in today's Cardiff sunshine.

Hants aim for final promotion push

Daily Echo:

6:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

TWO years after winning the T20 title in Cardiff, Hampshire have the chance to end the season with more celebrations at The Swalec Stadium.

Smith: This has been my best season yet

Daily Echo:

1:14pm Monday 22nd September 2014

HE has won three County Championship titles, but Will Smith’s rates his debut season with Hampshire as the best of his career.

Barton Farm developer works with cricket club to donate equipment to African team

Daily Echo:

9:08am Saturday 20th September 2014

A DEVELOPER for one of Winchester’s largest housing projects has joined forces with a nearby cricket club to donate equipment to a needy African team.

Smith century rescues Hants

Daily Echo:

7:02pm Thursday 18th September 2014

WILL Smith celebrated his three-year contract extension with one of the most important hundreds of his career as Hampshire held on for a tense draw at The Ageas Bowl.

Hants follow on despite Ervine heroics

Daily Echo:

3:13pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Hampshire will end the Ageas Bowl season battling for five vital LV County Championship points – thanks to Sean Ervine’s first century for more than two years.

Ervine: "We can still beat Kent."

Daily Echo:

6:44pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

SEAN Ervine believes his first century since 2012 could yet be a match-winning innings.

Hants under pressure at The Ageas Bowl

Daily Echo:

6:10pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Hampshire’s promotion hopes received a setback as Kent amassed their highest total of the season at The Ageas Bowl today.

Hants star signs contract extension

Daily Echo:

11:39am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Hampshire star Will Smith has signed a new two-year contract extension, until the end of the 2017 season.

Kent hold up Hampshire's promotion charge

Daily Echo:

7:43pm Monday 15th September 2014

Daniel Bell-Drummond and Sam Northeast each struck centuries in an unbroken fourth wicket stand of 226 as Kent severely delayed Hampshire’s progress towards promotion to the LV County Championship Division One at the Ageas Bowl.

Tahir back in for promotion decider

Daily Echo: Imran Tahir

1:34pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Imran Tahir is expected to make his first Hampshire appearance for three years tomorrow as the county aim for the win which would secure them promotion from the second tier of the County Championship.

Hampshire stars set up coaching courses

Daily Echo: JAMES VINCE (LMI Photography)

11:09am Thursday 11th September 2014

Hampshire stars James Vince and Michael Carberry have designed coaching courses for aspiring young cricketers that will take place at the Ageas Bowl this winter.

Boost for Hampshire's title hopes

Daily Echo: Jimmy Adams

8:21pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

Despite sitting out the latest round of matches, Hampshire enjoyed a good day in Division Two of the County Championship.

Surrey snub for ex-Hants star Pietersen

Daily Echo: Surrey's Kevin Pietersen. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

2:21pm Monday 8th September 2014

Kevin Pietersen appears unlikely to play any first-class cricket this summer after Surrey resisted the temptation to draft him into their LV_ County Championship squad to travel to Worcestershire.

Coles penalised by ECB

Daily Echo: Matt Coles has made quite an impact

10:52pm Saturday 6th September 2014

Matt Coles has received six penalty points for a dangerous throw during Hampshire's recent LV County Championship win against Leicestershire.

Tahir to give Hampshire a selection headache

Daily Echo: Imran Tahir

7:00pm Saturday 6th September 2014

IMRAN Tahir will head to Hampshire after tomorrow’s triangular series final between South Africa and Australia.

Adams backs veteran bowler to be a Hants hit

Daily Echo: Jimmy Adams

11:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

JIMMY Adams is looking forward to being reunited with former teammate Andre Adams.

Duo face a nervous wait over Bowl future

Daily Echo: MICHAEL BATES

8:00am Friday 5th September 2014

HAMPSHIRE are still in contract negotiations with Michael Bates and David Balcombe.

Adams targets promotion - as champions

Daily Echo: Jimmy Adams

6:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

HAMPSHIRE captain Jimmy Adams set his team's sights on more silverware after his side took a giant step to the LV County Championship’s first division.

Hants thrash Leicestershire to boost promotion charge

Daily Echo:

3:29pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

HAMPSHIRE are closing in on LV County Championship promotion after a second successive win - and they could yet go up as champions.

Adams & Carberry break Richards & Greenidge record

Daily Echo:

2:17pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

JIMMY Adams made his FIFTH double hundred for Hampshire after he and Michael Carberry broke an opening partnership record held by Barry Richards and Gordon Greenidge.

Hants to sign Andre Adams

Daily Echo: Giles White

7:01pm Monday 1st September 2014

Hampshire have signed Nottinghamshire star Andre Adams for three months of next season.

Post-tea comeback boosts Hants

Daily Echo:

6:40pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Hampshire took five wickets in 11 overs after tea to boost their promotion hopes on the opening day of their LV County Championship match against Leicestershire.

Roy injured after replacing Carberry

Daily Echo:

4:49pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Michael Carberry’s replacement in England’s NatWest Twenty20 squad was injured within hours of his call-up.

Maxwell disappointment as Zimbabwe make history

Daily Echo: Glenn Maxwell

5:05pm Sunday 31st August 2014

GLENN Maxwell was out for 13 as Australia suffered their first defeat to Zimbabwe for 31 years.

Hampshire unchanged for Leicestershire clash

Daily Echo: Chris Wood

2:34pm Friday 29th August 2014

Hampshire have named an unchanged squad for their latest LV= County Championship match, as they look to take a big step towards promotion.

Ex-Hampshire batsman Glenn Maxwell stars as Australia thrash Zimbabwe

Daily Echo: Glenn Maxwell

6:36pm Monday 25th August 2014

FORMER Hampshire batsman Glenn Maxwell almost compiled his first ODI century as Australia completed a crushing 198-run win over hosts Zimbabwe in the opening fixture of the triangular series in Harare.

Hampshire suffer more Edgbaston woe

Daily Echo:

10:19am Sunday 24th August 2014

AFTER a third Edgbaston semi-final defeat in four years, the bad news for Hampshire is that T20 Finals Day returns to Birmingham in 2015.

Hampshire to sign another Adams?

Daily Echo:

3:42pm Sunday 24th August 2014

Hampshire have been linked with a move for Nottinghamshire veteran Andre Adams.

Smith desperate for T20 medal win

Daily Echo:

6:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

WILL Smith is desperate to make up for his previous Finals Day disappointment.

Wood will keep it simple if he gets another chance to bowl for T20 glory

Daily Echo:

8:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

CHRIS Wood will keep it simple if he has another chance to bowl Hampshire to T20 glory tonight.

Live T20 Finals Day - Hampshire v Lancashire

Daily Echo:

2:31pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Welcome to live coverage of Hampshire's T20 Blast semi-final against Lancashire at Edgbaston.

Shah jets in for Finals Day after holiday

Daily Echo: OWAIS SHAH (LMI Photography)

3:51pm Friday 22nd August 2014

OWAIS Shah will fly in from a family holiday tomorrow morning in time to play for Hampshire at T20 Finals Day.

Natwest T20 Finals Day - the lowdown on all four teams

Daily Echo: Hants include Tomlinson and Wheater in T20 Blast squad

11:07am Friday 22nd August 2014

Hampshire will make history at Edgbaston tomorrow when they make a fifth successive appearance at T20 Finals Day.

Can Carbs and Co light up the T20 Blast?

Daily Echo:

6:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

AT their best, they form Hampshire’s most dynamic opening partnership since Barry Richards and Gordon Greenidge.

Hants end 50-over campaign with defeat

Daily Echo: JIMMY ADAMS

7:39pm Thursday 21st August 2014

JIMMY Adams just missed out on his first hundred of the season as Hampshire ended their Royal London One-Day Cup campaign with a fourth successive defeat.



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